Parkville Rotary Club
Weekly Newsletter
November 23, 2021 
Snowflake Party @ the Rittman's House
Sunday, Jan 16, 2022 – 5:30 PM
The Parkville Rotary Snowflake banquet will be reinstated for this coming year – Jan. 16, 2022. The location is at Dave and Cheryl Rittman’s home on Riss Lake in Parkville.
The heavy appetizers provided by Guy Tamburello, a local prestigious caterer will include:
. Oven Roasted stuffed Mushroom caps
. Shrimp cocktail
. Bacon wrapped water chestnuts
. Beef Tenderloin medallions in Peppercorn sauce
. Caprese Sticks
. Lobster Mac and Cheese
. Chicken Piccata Skewers
There also will be an open bar with quality champagne, beer, wine, other beverages
Please RSVP through Bob Stone early – while the home can host a good size event (about 55), it’s possible that we could sell out due to space limitations – thus first come, first serve in terms of reservations. Similar to our last snowflake in Jan 2020 – there will be a flat rate amount TDB charged to your Rotary account. We regret that cancellations cannot be accepted within 7 days of the event due to catering guarantees, unless another last minute member reservation is received that can offset the fixed catering cost.
While one week later in January than typical due to caterer availability .. the house will be left decorated for Christmas, both inside and outside. Should the Chiefs be playing in the wild card games scheduled that Sunday during the Snowflake – arrangements will be made for the game to be viewed at several points within the home while the event goes on, of course.
It’s going to be a great night – mark it down on your calendars!
Memo: written by Dave Rittman

Membership Committee Meeting 
The membership committee will be meeting Tuesday, December 7th at 4pm at Central Bank. 
If you are interested in joining the committee please plan on attending.  The current committee members include: Debbie Hopkins, Don Breckon, Scott Walterbach, Stine Kyhn, and Kathy Leibrand.
Central Bank of the Midwest
8401 NW Highway 45
Parkville, MO 64152
We hope to see you there! 
Ring the Bell this Holiday Season UPDATE
Thank you very much to those who signed up as volunteers for The Salvation Army bell ringing.  Our schedule is full this year.  Our location has changed to Barnes & Noble.  We will be there on November 27th and Dec 4th 10am-4pm both days.  Come see us and show your support for the kettle!
Barnes & Noble
8625 NW Prairie View Rd,
Kansas City, MO 64153
From NKC Rotary Club's President, Valerie Anderson: Operation Pink Pail
Hey President Walterbach! 
Wanna help chart the educational course of a young Malawian girl?  Here’s your easy, peasy opportunity!
As the visit from our visiting African GSE team has come to the end, I know your club played a primary role in their fantastic experience here in District 6040!  Thank you for your service!
As I listened to Evie from Malawi talk about her club’s project to provide feminine hygiene products to the neighboring village high school girls, it struck a cord with me.  There is a saying, “Oppose?  Propose.”  The concept being that if you see something as a problem, offer up a helpful solution.  To me, this is a foundational piece of “Why” of the GSE program.
As the current president of the North Kansas City Club, we want to join our super powers with your club to take GSE to a whole new level here in 6040.  No applications or RI papework, just good old fundraising celebrating #GivingTuesday2021!
Working together with Eve and the Rotary Club of Lilongwe-Lingadzi, we are collaborating as a multi-club, multi-district for a project called “Operation Pink Pail.”  When the young women receive their hygiene products, they come in a bright pink pails.  There is dancing and singing.  And smiles.  Lots of smiles.

It isn’t about the pads…it is about what they represent.  No more weeks of school missed each year.  No more lagging behind, or worse, dropping out of school altogether.  What those pink buckets mean is empowerment.  Education.  Independence.  Opportunity.  Future.

We can start now to change lives…for the cost of a fast food cheeseburger meal.  Attached is the flier and venmo address to share with your club members, friends, and community.  Perhaps it is the best $12 bucks you will ever donate.  😊
“A period should stop a sentence, not a girl’s education.”  Period.
Valerie Anderson,  President
North Kansas City Rotary Club
District 6040
(PS/  We want to get out there and speak about RYLA!)
NOTE: If you are interested in donating to this please email Scott ( for more information! 
The Parkville Rotary Book Club - Book 3
Book 3 will be Dare to Lead by Brene Brown.
Thank you to all those who participated in reading Books 1 & 2! The goal of this group is to read a leadership or personal development type book & discuss with your fellow community leaders at Rotary.  We will discuss for 10-15 minutes or so after the meeting on Friday, December 3, 2021.
No need to RSVP, we’re going to keep this very informal.  We hope you’ll join us! 
Upcoming Programs
Nov 26, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 03, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 10, 2021 12:00 PM
Dec 17, 2021 12:00 PM
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Birthdays & Anniversaries
Member Birthdays
Neil Davidson
November 13
Bill Quitmeier
November 19
Tony Tognascioli
November 20
Dave Rittman
November 21
Join Date
Bill Quitmeier
November 1, 1985
36 years
Betty Knight
November 17, 1999
22 years
Carolyn Payne
November 17, 1997
24 years
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